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Police, Adjective
Police, Adjective
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POLICE, ADJECTIVE

Poliţist, adjectiv

Directed by Corneliu Porumboiu
Romania, 2009
Crime, Drama

Synopsis

Cristi is a policeman who refuses to arrest a young man who offers hashish to two of his school mates. Cristi believes that the law will change, he does not want the life of a young man to be a burden on his conscience. For his superior the word conscience has a different meaning…

Synopsis

Cristi is a policeman who refuses to arrest a young man who offers hashish to two of his school mates. Cristi believes that the law will change, he does not want the life of a young man to be a burden on his conscience. For his superior the word conscience has a different meaning…

Our take

Romanian New Wave director Corneliu Porumboiu won two prizes in Cannes with this black comedy–a deadpan look into the mentality and excruciating bureaucracy of the police. With odd situations and bleak settings, Police, Adjective draws the portrait of a country in a state of paralysis.